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Category Archives: Death Penalty

Action for Garry Allen Clemency (“Stop this Execution”)

YOUR PRESENCE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE CLEMENCY FOR GARRY ALLEN RALLY Monday, Nov 5, 3:00 pm, State Capitol 2nd Floor Rotunda

The PURPOSE of this RALLY is to present the varied and strong rationales for the governor to exercise her authority to grant clemency for this 56 year old, African American, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, mentally ill man who has been on death row for 25 years and faced [...] Continue reading Action for Garry Allen Clemency (“Stop this Execution”)

OKC Actions for Troy Davis

Lydia Polley, co-chair of Oklahoma Citizens Against the Death Penalty, has sent out this call for action:

Today, 3:00 pm: make black arm bands proclaiming NOT IN MY NAME! at ACLU Office, 3000 Paseo. I’m bringing the material & pens.

Wednesday, 21st: 4:30 attend the Pinwheels for Peace at OCU, McDaniel University Center, wearing Not in my Name! arm bands & asking others to also wear them. 7:30 pm if [...] Continue reading OKC Actions for Troy Davis

My LTE regarding Troy Davis

In light of the disappointing and disheartening news about Troy Davis, I wrote this letter to the editor of the Augusta (GA) Chronicle:

Dear Editor,

I am shocked that Georgia’s Pardons and Paroles Board has voted to allow Troy Davis’s execution to proceed when world attention has been called to the doubts about his guilt. Seven of nine witnesses at the original trial have recanted their testimony, and no [...] Continue reading My LTE regarding Troy Davis

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Meeting and Contact Info

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm, Boulevard Cafeteria, NW 11 & Dewey, OKC.

Vigils are held outside the Governor’s Mansion on the evenings on which executions take place.

Mission: Devoted to Abolishing Capital Punishment

Oklahoma Coalition Against the Death Penalty is a grassroots membership organization working to end the death penalty in Oklahoma. We are a statewide [...] Continue reading Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Meeting and Contact Info

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

From the website:

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. We are comprised of an extensive network representing more than 100 state and national Affiliate organizations and thousands of advocates and volunteers. Our members include families of murder victims, persons from all points on the political and religious spectrums, past and present [...] Continue reading National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Death Penalty Information Center

The Death Penalty Information Center provides data and fact sheets for activists and students, multimedia resources, as well as a state by state breakdown on the policies and practices regarding the death penalty (go to the page and select Oklahoma to get our state’s info).

Oklahoma Death Penalty Information

Information from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections

The current death penalty law was enacted in 1977 by the Oklahoma Legislature. The method to carry out the execution is by lethal injection. The original death penalty law in Oklahoma called for executions to be carried out by electrocution. In 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the death penalty as it was then administered.

Oklahoma has executed a [...] Continue reading Oklahoma Death Penalty Information

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